ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Tracking Users with Browser Fingerprinting

Posted by Josh Magri on Sep 26, 2019 11:52:00 AM

It’s common knowledge that websites are able to give users free content by serving advertisements and performing analytics in order to generate revenue (full disclosure: if you check this page’s source code, you’ll see Google Analytics and HubSpot). It turns out that between you and the website you’re browsing, there are a few friendly third parties who are very interested in your data. Let’s take a surface level look into how online tracking works, and how you may be uniquely identified with a few JavaScript API calls.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Personal Privacy

Security Measures to Implement in 30-Seconds or Less on your Phone & Computer

Posted by Michael Hoffman on Aug 12, 2019 12:29:00 PM

As ProCircular’s resident young person without a background in security, I have learned an extraordinary amount of information about the importance of cybersecurity since starting at this company. I now think about how often my generation tends to overlook basic security features on our phones and computers which leaves us open to disastrous consequences in our personal or professional lives.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Personal Privacy, Personal Data Protection

The Importance of Password Entropy

Posted by Josh Magri on May 30, 2019 12:12:30 PM

If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you know how to use the internet. It’s also likely you’ve made an account on the internet somewhere. When you created your last account, what kind of requirements were you forced to use? For a number of web services, these requirements still follow the 2003 NIST SP 800-63 Appendix A standards that recommend an 8-character minimum, containing one uppercase, one lowercase, one digit, and one special character (Ex: Procircular1!).

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Personal Privacy, hacking, NIST, Passwords

Personal Privacy in the Wake of Reoccurring Data Breaches

Posted by Kyle Den Hartog on Dec 23, 2016 7:45:00 AM

It seems like every other week there is a new data breach in the news. Some notable incursions of 2016 were LinkedIn, Yahoo, and a new one as of December 5th, DailyMotion (a video hosting service).

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Topics: Data Breach, Data Security, Personal Privacy, Personal Data Protection

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